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. today the government gave their closing arguments for the sentencing phase, and hassan said he would not give a statement at all. so again it was silence from hassan. then shortly after that the jury was allowed to begin deliberations. it took them just under three hours, tony, to come to this unanimous verdict verdict. >> reporter: the judge told them not to speak about this trial until sentencing was over. we're told that should start in the next five or ten minutes. also we expect reaction from fort hood public affairs who has been documenting step by step how this court-martial has played out. >> heidi zhou, if you would, the moment when that news conference is about to begin give us a head up and we'll be back to you. jeffrey, good to see you again. thanks for joining us. i take it you're not surprised at all that in a da nadal hassas sentenced to death. >> reporter: no, i was not surprised. i don't think it would have made a significant difference if he had made a statement. your viewers should understand that because the rote is done by secret written ballot, and only one no-v
that suggests that major hassan will languish on death row. >> what if hassan waives the appeals, could he be bumped to the top of the line for execution? jenks said that would present the government with another dilemma. >> i wonder ho it would look perception wise if an islamic service member on death row is executed in five or ten years while others are still languishing. >> reporter: survivors and family members have accused the government for choosing political correctness other justice. hassan faced no terrorism charges despite a jihadist motives. if jury members now condem hassan to death the government as this jury decides if he lives or dies. >> heidi shou castro at fort hood, texas. you allen schauffler now joins us. whatveral of them spoke after te sentencing. >> our family members are six feet under, and there is no way we can visit them at all. they're gone. and these guys go around put all the kids, murder them, put blankets on them and burn them. [ speaking foreign language ] >> when you're sending people to fromnistan or any other place the joint base lewis accord in washin
phase begins for army major nadal hassan. hassan was convicted in the army shooting spree that took place in 2009. 13 people were killed and 40 people were injured. the sentencing phase is expected to last two to three days and the jury will hear impact statement from those who were impacted by the mass shooting. we go to a military prosecutor and law professor o, thank you r being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> do you think hassan is going to get the death penalty? >> well, in my opinion the case for the death penalty is very compelling. there is uncontested proof of his mass murder, and what we're seeing today is presentation of evidence that indicates how devastating these crimes were to the victims and the victims' families. that's the standard we use to decide whether or not to ajudge death. it only takes one no-vote, and he will not be sentenced to death. >> this seems perfunctory but they still refer to hassan as major. will they strip him of his title. >> they don't have the authority to strip hassan of h his rank. they can give a dismissal which is a dishonorable d
shooter taking the stand. nadal hassan takes the stand during the sentencing phase of his trial. >>> churches are questioning the use of vaccinations. >> at this hour the united states and its allies appear to be moving forward with plans for military action against syria. the aim would be-to-deter the use of chemical weapons by the syrian government. ritters says that the opposition has been told to expect a strike president obama has not yet decided on any military action. the u.n. inspection team on the ground in syria has postponed it's chemical weapons investigation due to safety concerns. meanwhile, syrian government said syria will defend itself. >> we all hear the drums of war being beaten around us. if these countries are willing to launch an aggression or military action against syria i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is false, basil base led groundless. i dare them to produce any piece of evidence. >> we go to lebanon, the capitol of beirut. what are you hearing that some type of military action could happen very, very soon. >> reporter: well, there are two sc
in a da nadal hs said in his own defense. >> welcome back, everyone, former army major nadal hassan spoke just three words t at his trial today. the defense rests. prosecutors brought nearly 90 witnesses and he called none of his own. the army cak psychiatrist admitd he was the shooter in his opening statement. he faces 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. closing arguments begin tomorrow. al jazeera we're live in fort hood. hassan has not really helped himself in clear himself in his case when he passed on the chance to defend himself. he wanted to tell jurors that he killed u.s. soldiers to save lives in afghanistan, but the judge deemed that irrelevant. he was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. most observers would call this an unique trial. not own is hassan representing himself, he also told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. hassan is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victims were soldiers. one was a civilian who rushed to hassan to try to stop the shooting. prosecutors made it a seen of heroism and chaos during th
that a military jury in texas is going to be wrestling with for army major nadal hassan. he was convicted friday in the fort hood shooting spree back in 2009. 13 people killed and 14 people injured in that attack. heidi joe joins us on the fencing face. >> reporter: court is still in session. hassan is in the courtroom, and what stands out most is his demeanor. it's not changed at all since before he was convicted as a mass murderer. now, he is still sitting in that wheelchair. he's dressed in camo uniform. he has that beard. and to give you a picture of how unaffected he appears. he got into a brief discussion with the government about how to calculate his initial date in the service with the military. none of the content of that argument really matter, but the fact that he just talked about it like this was any other day, that really stood out. dell, this isn't any other day. this is when this jury, 13 military officers, will determine if he lives or dies. the judge cautioned him not to continue to represent himself. and hassan said he still wants to be his own lawyer. at this point, dell, i d
a military jury has decided the process to decide the future of major nadal hassan. they'll have to decide between life behind bars or death by lethal injection. >> reporter: well, dell, the expectation now is there there will be military action and that is a dramatic change in 48 hours. let's take you back to friday night as those pictures of death and suffering continue to stream in from that suburb around damascus, and from what the white house said there was little doubt there was a chemical weapon, and that was bashir al-assad. they said that sunday, but then they sent out a message that needed to allow an site access to the inspectors immediately. some are saying the they have degraded and corrupted the evidence to such a degree that it wouldn't do any good. chuck hagel saying the president has asked us to prepare military options. we have prepared those options we are ready. we have republican and democrat, house and senate calling for quote/unquote surgical strikes, speculating about a cruise missile launch and should congress be identified and consulted or shouldn't it. what is re
army post is heidi zhou-castro. hassan admitted to the shootings, but has he shown remorse since the proceedings began? >> no remorse whatsoever. he was emotionalless. yesterday as we heard one after another, family members of the victims talking about their unmeasurable loss. hassan declined to cross those relatives, using that soft spoken measured voice. now, there was any indication of what was going on underneath that masked exterior, he did ask for frequent breaks between the testimony, perhaps some sign of disquiet. meanwhile, elsewhere in the courtroom, you couldn't find one pair of dry eyes, because this testimony was so moving. we heard about children growing up without their fathers, we heard from one man who lost not only his daughter, but also the grandchild that was in her womb, so obviously, very moving, heart-breaking testimony that appeared to move everyone in the courtroom, everyone but hassan. morgan. >> you mentioned this emotional testimony. what's the likelihood hassan will be sentenced to death? >> most are saying it is very likely, morgan. the government ha
by hassan will be taking the stand, plus three more of the wounded will be giving their testimony, bringing the total number of witnesses for the government to just around 20. the bigger question is what, if anything will hassan say when it's his turn. he did ask the judge for a break between the government's case and his own, indicating he is planning something, but morgan, you just never know what will come out of this guys mouth. he already indicated that if he were given the death penalty, he would consider himself a martyr. >> you mentioned the death penalty, heidi. what kind of problems would the death penalty really present? >> well, if he is sentenced to death as expected here, it would really present a case that doesn't have any precedence in u.s. history. the last u.s. soldier to be executed was in 1961, and he was hanged by the neck. that just gives you an indication of how much time has passed since the last execution. there are five soldiers currently on death row. one has been there for 25 years, so if hassan continues this pattern of condemning himself and waives his rights,
quickly it can turn deadly: >>> the fort hood trial goes to recess and nadal hassan does in the take the stand. details in a moment. >>> as remember the martin luther king "i have a dream" speech, we have more about birmingham survivors. mcnair. >> we have the white house reaction to syria and western eye allieses are backing some type of response for the syrian government use of chemical weapons. and firefighters in california are optimistic. they've gained ground of fires burning at yosemite national park. the fire is 20% contained. >>> the fate of a fort hood shooter is now in the hands of a jury. major nadal hassan has chosen not to speak. heidi zhou cas castro has been n fort hood. i understand that it's been a busy day. walk us through it. >> reporter: he has been on this path of self destruction since the first day when he announced he would be his own attorney. today was much like the evidence phase where hassan just said nothing at all. and experts of the legal system call this hassan's final steps to show his indifference towards the military justice system. that's despite
it keeps it. >>> former army major nadal hassan spoke three words today, the defense rests. >> reporter: he had wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan, but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born nadal hassan was limited to addressing the fact of the case, the facts the accused agrees with. >>> most observers would call this an unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, but he told the jury on day one that he is the shooter. he's charged with 16 murders one was a civilian. in his case against hassan prosecutors painted a scene of heroism and chaos during the attack. 89 prosecutors witnesses took the stand. a retired staff sergeant who was shot seven times. a police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one the victims walked past hassan in his wheelchair, some looked at him in the eye and all described him as the shooter. hassan declined to call any defense witnesses. he declined to present a case. hassan, a former army psyc
words in his defense today, he said the dents rests. hassan is defending himself against murder charges in the shooting rampage at fort hood in 2009. he admits killing 13 people and wounding 30 others, heidi has more. >> reporter: he wanted to tell jurors he killed u.s. soldiers to save muslim lives in afghanistan. but the military judge deemed that argument irrelevant. the american-born hassan was limited to addressing the facts of the case. facts the accused agrees with. most observers would call this a very unique trial. not only is hassan representing himself, he also told the injury on day one, that he is the shooter. he is charged with 13 murders, 12 of the victim were soldiers, one was a is gillian who use cid claire to rush him to try to stop the shooting. their case, they pointed a scene of hero i remember anism and kae attack. 89 witnesses tack the stand, a retired staff charge who was shot seven times aircraft police officer who shot the attacker in the hand preventing him from reloading and allowing her partner to take him down. one by one, the victims walked past hassan in
question no one for his defense? >> hassan spoke four words in court this morning. the defense has rested. he called on no witnesses, and he told the judge that he does not want the jury to consider any lesser offenses like voluntary manslaughter. this leads us to a quick ramp to the defense portion of the court-martial. the fact that hassan was barred from using the one argument that he would like to use, saying he was targeting u.s. soldiers in defense of muslim lives in afghanistan. early on in the legal process the judge said that argument is irrelevant. leading us with just the fact of the case which hassan has never disputed telling jurors on day one of this court-martial that he is the shooter. the jury has been dismissed until tomorrow when they'll reconvene for closing statement and deliberations. heidi jo castro, al jazeera, fort hood, texas. >> a sensing is underway in the case of staff sergeant bales. bales has pleaded guilty to murders and they want him to face life behind bars. we're live in washington. so, alan, this has been really an emotional case, as you can imagine, ta
. >>> the sentencing phase for major nadal hassan is underway. hassan is the gunman responsible for the fort hood shooting rampage in 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from the victims' families over the next few days. heidi zhou castro is following nadal's sentencing and joins us live from fort hood. today is the first day we're hearing the impact statements. what are survivors saying? >> absolutely heartbreaking stuff today tony. today we heard from ten family members and coworkers of these 13 that were killed. one of them, the widow of major labardo how hard was to explain to her two-year-old son that daddy was never coming home. it took him weeks for him to realize what death meant. she kept her husband's voice mail message for years, up until a couple of weeks ago. and then she discovered that the cell phone carrier accidently deleted that message. and then the teenage daughter who tried to take her own life as a result. not a dry high except for nadal hassan, himself. he was emotionless t
. >> a military court trying army major nadal hassan said he used ththe fort as his own kill zone. we have more now from fort hood. >> reporter: his silence did not surprise anyone. the army major who confessed to the worst mass shooting on a military installation gave no closing argument. he said all along that he's the killer. >> reporter: it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense essentially agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: law professor chris jenks led the army's law branch. he said the jury will find hassan guilty. they're looking through 700 pieces of evidence from the prosecution, including bullets removed from the victims. paper towels hassan stuffed into his pockets to mask the sound of 420 clinching rounds and the pistols he admitted used to kill 13 people. guilt will be clearcut for the jury. it's the sentencing phase that will face more questions. jurors will have to decide between life in prison and death. jenks notes the u.s. has not executed a u.s. service member since 1961. >> so historically that would suggest that major hassan will langu
their account to report both attacks. >>> army major nadal hassan had nothing to say in his trial. now he'll be facing life or death. he was convicted of shooting friday by the same jury. they heard testimony from victims and arguments from prosecution but hassan denied opportunities to speak. we'll have updates as they develop. >>> shakespeare has new fans in a prison of illinois. othello.revised as a hip hot tragedy. it's a tragedy tailor made for the hip hot era. [♪ singing ] only this script is 400 years old. just recently freshened up with a modern touch. >> we've been told stories since we were a little kid in rhyme all the time. >> you need to focus on what you're doing, make sure you think before with you react or otherwise catastrophic events can happen. >> reporter: having performed all over the world, this is the first true captive audience for the brothers. >> everyone has a chance to make a new life for themselves. the end of the play says why we're here. >> we really didn't realize sort of how that line would resonate until we were doing it, and they were like, that means
's president hassan has acknowledged for the first time that chemical weapons have been used in syria. he said and i quote, many of the innocent people of syria have been injured and martyred by chemical agents and this is unfortunate. he also said the! ic republic gives notice to the international committee to use all its might to prevent the use of these weapons anywhere in the world, especially in syria. let's get more now from michael stephens. he is a researcher at the royal united services institute. welcome once again. >> hi. >> and thank you for coming in to speak to us. this is unpress debited, isn't it? iran acknowledging that chemical weapons have been used and also russia weighing in saying the syrian government should allow u.n. inspectors to decide if that alleged attack near damascus is the tide changing. >> well, i think it is very obvious that there were some chemical agents used. if you look at iranian, they are very sensitive to the chemical issue. and eit would not suit them to sit silent, when they know this amount of deaths had happened. but obviously the russians and the
: the prosecution in the fort hood trial resting its case, now it's major nadal hassan's turn. he has the opportunity to present his side of the case if there is a side. when court gets underway at 10:00 a.m. eastern time hassan representing himself is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at fort hood. how do we expect his testimony to go. >> reporter: this is the moment everyone has been waiting for in this long awaited court-martial. because hassan is acting as his own lawyer this could get interesting. yesterday the judge told major hassan you must ask yourself questions if you class to testify. you are not allowed to make a statement. it must be in a q and a format. if he chooses to do so, that could be awfully bizarre to watch. but taking the stand also opens him up to cross-examination by the prosecution. a lot of military law experts told me they would be surprised if this morning major hassan has chosen to put himself in that position. but this has been a court-martial full of odd behavior of the 42-year-old psychiatrist who asked very few questions of the 90 wit
hassan will face the penalty phase of his trial on monday. he could be the first soldier to be executed by the military sips 1965. he is charged with the 2009 shooting spree against unarmed soldiers. >>> and amidst growing sectarian tension in egypt, mubarak is back in court. >>> and a lawsuit against donald trump alleging bad business. >>> we have a report from the northwest coming up very soon after the break. >>> welcome back to al-jazeera, i'm del walters. former egyptian president mubarak appeared in court today facing charges for the deaths in the uprising in 2011. he was released from prison on thursday. he will be held under house arrest in a military facility. he has been in power for a decade after the sadat passing in 1981. in january 2011, antigovernment protestors demanded his resignation in what became to be known as the arab spring. mubarak was convicted and sentenced to prison for his role in killing demonstrators in the riots. a retrial of the case began three months later. then last week, the state news organization said he would be released from prison but he remains
are resolved. justice has been served. >> our producer inside the courtroom said major hassan gave no reaction when the jury sentenced him today. casey siegel live at fort hood. casey, were there tears inside the courtroom today? >> yeah, harris, there were a few. not from hassan clearly, but rather from some of the family members of victims, victims of the 13 who were killed here on this day, november day, back in 2009. today was really about them, if you think about it. it was finally getting some closure nearly four years later. people like the mother of specialist jason hunt. he was just 22 years old, had been married only 2 1/2 months until nidal hasan walked into that packed medical processing building and gunned him down. >> anyone who would use their religion to commit acts of terrorism serves no god except their own hatred and self-interest. nidal hasan is a coward and an unrepentant murderer. >> now in the coming days, hassan will be transported to military death row located at fort leavenworth in kansas. the 42-year-old will be dismissed from the military, his pay stops immediately.
court says major hassan is sentenced to death that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded. the death sentence is something american born muslim wanted as he believes it puts them on a path to martyrdom. we are live with the latest. good evening. >> a few tears in the courtroom today from free members when that entence was handed down. he showed no e. motion but sat there and stared down at the desk the majority of the time but this was a big victory for a lot of people and specifically the of the members of the 13 that was killed on that day. finally is getting closure nearly four years after the shooting. people like the of mother of specialists hunt. 22 years old and only married two 1/2 months when hassan walked into the medical processing building and cut him down. >> anyone to use their religion for an act of terrorism there is no god but your self-interest. you are in an retentive murder. >> in the coming-- he would be transported to military death row located at fort leavenworth in joint fly the other condemned soldiers until the process plays out. of the 42 year-o
the testimony of witnesses of how he charged hassan with a chair and tried to stop him and killed while trying to protect others. >> this is a long and exhausting process. we are tired and we are hurt. but we are resolved. justice has been served. . >> the sad reality is it could take years if not decade physical hasan dies by lethal injection. hassan did not appeal we should note, it is just standard for any capitol case for the military. a soldier hasn't been executed in this count row since 1961 and 5 sit on death row in kansas. hassan will join them and sit there while the appeal's process plays out. and military appeals court have overturned 11 of 16 death sentences handed down. and that is why the judge here and the prosecutions worked so hard to make sure every letter of the law was followed so hasan's case is not one of them. shannon in ncasy, thank you very much. >> and joining us now is retired sergeant luns ford who was shot sen times by hasan. and one bullet is still lodged in his back. we'll get your reaction to the sentence? >> well, i am glad they gave him the death sentence, ho
. >>> closing arguments began today in the military trial of major nadal hassan who faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder in connection with the november 2009 attack at ft. hood. the former army psychiatrist has been representing himself during the trial but declined to call any cross-examine any witnesses before resting his case. he did it yesterday. nbc's mark potter is following the trial and joins us from ft. hood, texas. mark, this say terrible example, i think, and frightening to a lot of americans of a person who comes with a mideast background who seems totally loyal to america and says i switch, i switched sides. >> reporter: and it was a murderous switch according to prosecutors and all the events that happened here, a terrible event that happened four years ago. the jury is now waiting to take the case. the panel of 13 senior military officers is going to break for lunch and at 1:45 central time, 2:45 your time in the east, they will begin their deliberations. the reason for that, just about 20 minutes ago nadal hassan was a
for slaughtering 13 people at ft. hood. now it appears that nang middle hassan will get what many say he wanted all along -- a death sentence. >>> i'm john berman, filling in for jake tapper today. we begin with the the national lead. they came from all over the country, by car, by train, by bus, 250,000 people packed into the national mall here in washington, d.c. the day was hot, they marched through the nation's capital. they were standing in the sun mopping sweat from their brows when the moment arrived, when dr. martin luther king jr. shared his dream. >> i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >>> it became clear that day with it wasn't clear already that change was coming. this was the scene at the national mall on that day, august 28th, 1963. and this was the scene at the mall today. on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. 50 years since dr. king took the podium with a vision of abraham lincoln looking on from the memorial perch.
back. top stories here on al jazeera. hassan to set take over as president of iran. he will be endorsed by the sfreem leader in a ceremony in the next couple of hours. the united states issued a worldwide travel alert to its citizens saying the al qaeda group, because i haven't been able to get her to talk. on sunday. >> the u.s. deputy secretary of state in egypt for a second time in less than a month tying to tend crisis there. they called on the protesters . go alone but in quyeeth >> the defense medical charity doctors without borders says at least 100,000 people have been forceed from their gnomes south dan because of violent our east african correspondent petered that from the state. >> out there, hiding in the remote bush, are tens of thousands of people. they are survivors of violence. the ports from survivors who made it out say they you are intelligently need help we hope to find. >> it's only accessible by air and foot. many did what they could to help but they are soldiers not medical workers and apart from the few discretionings and drugs, there's little i can off the foun
not to make a closing -- nidal hassan chose not to make a closing statement. he faces numerous count of premeditated murder and attempted premeditated murder for the attack in november 2009 that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others at fort hood in texas. a conviction would allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty. pakistan says two of its soldiers were killed by fire from indian troops on thursday. the incident allegedly took place along the borders along the disputed territory of kashmir. weeks,ed in recent jeopardizing a decade-old truths. >> the first soldier was killed here close to the border with indian kashmir, the second 45 kilometers further south. pakistan accuses indian troops of opening fire, but the indian argues it was they who are shot at first. according to islamabad, the indian military also killed a pakistani officer on tuesday along the so-called line of control. residents complain cross-border clashes have become more frequent in recent weeks. >> the indians and start firing whenever they feel like it. an incident will occur in one sector, and they
: separate juries delivered guilty verdicts today in two high profile military cases. army major nadal hassan was convicted of murder for the deadly shooting spree aimed at unarmed u.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas.
security is at risk. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins monday for majoro nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty much can iing -- killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. he admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was rent the jury will decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. another military man also learned his fate, staff sergeant robert bales, responsible for killing 15 afghan civilians last year will serve life in prison with no possibility of pair he'll. he opened fire on men, women and children. some felt the punishment was not harsh enough. al-jazeera alan schoffler has more. >> the panel deliberatiated 90 minutes. life in prison for no chance of parole for sergeant robert bales who has confessed to killing 16 civilians. he showed no visible response for the division. for the afghans flown here as prosecution witnesses, the harshest sentence was not harsh enough. >> they might release him. they might let him go. they might have other issues we are never going to find
is one of syria's closest allies. the government of iranian president hassan rouhani has followed the previous regime in supporting syrian president bashar al assad. >>> americans are taking time to remember a man who spearheaded the civil rights movement. 50 years ago in washington martin luther king delivered a speech in washington. he uttered the words "i have a dream." thousands gathered at the lincoln memorial at the national mall 50 years on. president obama was joined by bill clinton and jimmy carter. obama said king and other civil rights leadee local assemblieses, congress and even the white house. but he also expressed concern for the nation's economic disparities that are widening, not shrinking. >> as always has been noted, black unemployment has remained almost twice as high as white unemployment. latino unemployment close behind. the gap in wealth between races has not lessened, it's grown. >> opinion polls suggest that 79% of african-americans say the country still has a long way to go before it achieves a society free of racial prejudices. >>> i have a dream w thos
if syria collapses. >> it appears iran has joined russia as an ally of syria. president hassan rouhani reportedly said iran will work with russia to avoid a strike if possible. earlier i spoke from someone from the plowshares fund, a foundation aimed at preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction. i asked him how he thinks iran will get involved. >> iran's political changes have been fascinating to watch. in washington there has been a perception that iranian politics will be different now going forward, certainly on the nuclear negotiations. that is the backdrop for the debate on syria. there is concern among many in the expert community that this new put until opening with iran could be close if military operation in syria is not go the right direction. we have seen moves by the administration to try to soft and the rhetoric. the president of iran has put out some tweets that imply that chemical weapons are, from his perspective, something to be deplored. it is unclear how this is going to unfold. certainly iran as a player in the region and it is going to have a vote in what h
be in geneva where the iaea is based. it will be the first such meeting since hassan rouhani became president. he has pledged more transparency. floods and heavy monsoon rains have killed once of people -- hundreds of people and affected millions more in pakistan. authorities insist they will be able to cope but residents displaced by the water's already feel let down, allowing it in groups with links to islamic extremists into the air to help. >> these men will make it to the rescue boat, on the others, who perished in the flood. pakistani officials have confirmed over 1.5 million people have been affected by the floods and over 350 relief camps have been set up to help. for these families, it is simply not enough. >> the flood had destroyed everything. the children are getting sick. our business is gone we have nothing to eat. we cannot buy anything, no one has given us money. >> since her house collapsed, we have been on the streets. the neighbors have helped but no one from the government has approached us. >> the government has been criticized for doing not enough to mitigate the danger
there for 25 years. >> so, historically, that would suggest that major hassan will languish on death row, and not actually be executed. >> not while his automatic appeals pend, but what if he waves those appeals? could he be bumped to the front of the line for execution? that would present the government with another dilemma. >> i just wonder perception-wise how it will look if say the u.s. service, the islamic service american member sentenced to death row is actually executed in say five or 10 years, while others are still languishing. >> survivors and family members have already accused the government of choosing political correctness over justice. hassan faced no terrorism charges, despite his confessed jihadist motive. if jury members now condemn him to death, the government will have to brace for more difficult questions ahead. heidi zhou-castro, aljazeera, fort hood. >> over 50 wildfires burning in the west and we're expecting to see the majority of those started by lightning strikes. the problem is that we dried out so much in the northwest this year that it was very easy to star
of those killed. >>> the sentencing phase of the trial begins made for major nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty of killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. hassan admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was red. the jury will now decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. >>> washington state police are hunting for a teenager who is suspected of beating an 88-year-old world war ii veteran to death. another teenager is already in custody for the crime. police found the veteran in his car on wednesday with serious injuries. he died in the hospital yesterday. so far, police do not have a motive. >>> in lebanon, the death toll from two car bombings has now climbed to 47. it happened on friday in tripoli in the northern part of the country. today, we are seeing just how powerful those bombs were. it appears to have been a pair. mistaken of the victims had attended afternoon prayers. at least 300 people are hospitalized, 65 of those in critical condition no. one has claimed responsibility for the att
's going on down at ft. hood with major nadal hassan. he is saying he is a radical islamist, he wanted to kill americans, and the judge is denying certain evidence because she felt it was too old and for -- we're almost four years on that and a year on the benghazi and we still haven't figured it out and the administration is sending a signal that is confusing anybody who understands what's going on in the global war on terror. it's confusing me and i know exactly where we ought to be going. >> general, is it possible that the people who are really confused are the leaders of this president's national security team, perhaps this president himself, when they are supporting the muslim brotherhood, which has acted exactly counter to u.s. interests when it comes to the government and the policies of egypt? general, this is a president who is acting as though he is supportive and clearly so of the muslim brotherhood and radical islamists and my lord, when you bring up the nadal hassan, this man is not a terrorist in the eyes of this administration, but rather he perpetrated workplace violen
hassan is facing the penalty phase of his trial. on friday a military jury convicted hassan of 25 charge including meditated murder. hay san was convicted of murder for the 2009 shooting spree against unarmed soldiers at fort hood texas. >>> a woman from new mexico is trying to help victims of domestic abuse in a very interesting way. she's offering tattoo removal. >> i will apply the laser. >> reporter: this is a consultation, a conversation, a chat, to change a life. from her office in albuquerque, new mexico, she's trying to help the victims of domestic abuse. she offers free tattoo removal. the physical signs of psychological damage. >> i think we need to recognize this is a form of branding, and like i tell everybody this is the superficial. this is what is on top. we should be extremely concerned about the acts and events that took place that caused these type of brands to take place. there are so many more horrific stories that are underneath. >> reporter: removeel affidavit tattoo could take months even years depending how big and how deep the tattoo is scarred. dawn's patient vi
national park. the flames have destroyed 230 square miles. the a jury will decide if nadal hassan will receive life in prison or the death penalty. he killed 13 people in 2009. >>> some parents are complaining that students are forced to walk through crime-ridden headlinesr. those are the headlines and you can get your news at www.aljazeera.com [♪ music ] >> on america tonight. >> nothing today is more serious, and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny. >> sharp words from washington leave little doubt what the u.s. thinks happened to these syrian victims. now focus turns to how and when the world will respond. >>> and the threat to california's most mighty residents. the enormous blazes that have also triggered fears for san francisco's water supply. also tonight we're keeping up the fight for chicago. a community left in a constant state of mourning and wondering how will the violence ever end? >> i'm so tired of doing funerals of young men getting killed through gun violence whether by th the police or anor gang. it just wears you down. [♪ music ] >> good evening, and
president hassan rohani. but iran might mobilize it's other ally in the region, hezbollah. >> iran has limited impact to retaliate in a terror fashion. this is a natural response run prefers to use proxy groups in the form of terrorism, and an attack on israel is the likely expected reaction from the regime. >> reporter: the attacks could be launched on israel by hezbollah in the south of lebanon. it's known that they have rockets capable of hitting all the way here to tel aviv. that's a major israeli fear. a strike from america and its allies is on the cards. we just don't know when it might come. but as syria's ambassador to the u.n. said the country right now is in a state of war and preparing for the worse. >> that's john terrett reporting. bam as der. when you look at that bam and when you, might that be the reason why there has been hesitancy to get involved with syria. >> i don't think so at all. i think that if the united states wished to apply direct military force to take out the syrian air force, for example, it could do so. we face terrorist threats were hezbollah and iran
of the death penalty. >> but a death sentence gives hassan what he wants. he has already told mention health evaluators he wanted to become a martyr and his court martial defense reflected it. hasan acted as his own lawyer admitting to the crimes in his opening statements. some survivors are con floithd which sentence brings a greater sense of justice: the death penalty or life behind bars. to reach a death sentence, the jury vote must be unanimous and it would immediately trigger a series of automatic appeals that could drag on for years. >> if there is a vote against the death penalty, it's not necessarily going to be a reflection that they think the crime was somehow mitigated. i think it will because one or two members simply decides that it would be a more appropriate penalty for nadal hasan to spend the rest of his life under army custody at fort levenworth in a wheelchair and i think that's a possibility. >> the u.s. has not executed a military service member since 1961. currently, five u.s. soldiers sit on death row. one has been there for 25 years. ultimately, the president must si
hassan, the admi admittedt hood shooter a has been found guilty of the rampage that left 14 soldiers dead. and sergeant robert bales received a life sentence without parole. bales pleaded guilty to the 2009 shooting spree, part of a deal to not receive death penalty. >>> and president obama sent one of his top officials to damascus to investigate the claim of chemical weapons. for more on the chemical weapons investigation, amy joins us. good to talk to you. the u.n. says, as you know, it wants clarity that this was an actual chemical attack near damascus. why are you so certain that chemical weapons were used and the assad regime was behind the attack. >> well, it's very clear if one looks at the videos that were up loaded shortly after the attack that these are people suffering the affects of exposure to toxic chemicals. especially children, it's difficult to coax your child to twist and convulse over a long period of time. sometimes those videos shows a child for over two minutes. so it's clear that toxic chemical was used. as for signs pointing to the assad regime, it's it was deliver
. president hassan rouhani of iran said he will press forward with attempts to ward off military action by western nations against president bashar al- assad. he was quoted as saying that military action will bring great cost for the region. it is necessary to apply all effort to prevent it. according to state tv, he said both iran and russia would work in cooperation to prevent any military action against syria. meanwhile, the united states and its allies continue to pair for a potential strike. president obama told pbs yesterday he did not want a prolonged military intervention. >> if we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on a national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilians. >> the white house announced it will brief members of congress later today on plans to move forward with a military's right, and it -- military strike, and will reduce evidence -- release evidence of the assad rw
shooter major nidal hassan's case is in the hands of the juries. he passed on his final chance to address the jury. he did not offer closing argument. he could get the death penalty for the shooting in ford hood in 2009. >> san diego's embattled mayor bob filner has purportedly agreed to step down as part of a settlement lawsuit. details of the terms of the settlement are not disclosed. 17 women have accused him of inappropriate behavior. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to resign. >> earlier, we spoke with stephanie stanton, telling us the resignation is a matter of procedure. >> the city council will meet in closed session and expected to approve the resolution. we did see the mayor here today at city hall. he left at 5:30 this evening, carrying what looked to be a small box of belong i guess as he got into his car and sped away. >> this morning, egypt's ousted former ruler hosni mubarak is under house arrest in a military hospital a day after being released from prison.
will include possibility of parole. >>> the ft. hood massacre, hassan. they asked the judge if they could review testimony from the police officer who shot him. the rampage left 13 people dead and 30 wounded. they will pick up where they left off later this morning. hasan is acting as his own attorney. >>> robert muller says there does not appear to be a plan against the u.s. he told cnn intelligence officials continue to monitor the situation carefully. any planned attack has been postponed. if the u.s. had the intelligence before 9/11 like now, at least part of the september 11th attack might have been prevented. >>> now to this amazing story. the story of a school bookkeeper in georgia who overted a tragedy by staying calm as the man with a gun invaded the school. who was helping her keep her calm during those moments? martin savidge tells us it was a 911 operator grateful for partner she got to work with. >> reporter: it was an amazing moment. antoinette tough meets the 911 operator who was the other voice at the end of that emergency call. >> we made it! >> we did. >> ken tra said li
. >>> and the sentencing phase set to begin monday in the fort hood shooting court-martial. could major nidal hassan get the death penalty for his crimes? our legal panel weighs in straight ahead. any last requests mr. baldwin? do you mind grabbing my phone and opening the capital one purchase eraser? i need to redeem some venture miles before my demise. okay. it's easy to erase any recent travel expense i want. just pick that flight right there. mmm hmmm. give it a few taps, and...it's taken care of. this is pretty easy, and i see it works on hotels too. you bet. now if you like that, press the red button on top. ♪ how did he not see that coming? what's in your wallet? first wait till summer. then get the cars ready. now add the dodge part. ♪ the dodge summer clearance event. right now get 0% financing for to 72 months and no payments for 90 days on all dodge vehicles. it's a reality check. i had my reality check when i'd be sitting there with my friends who had their verizon phones and i'd be sitting there like "mine's still loading!" i couldn't get email. i couldn't stream movies. i couldn't uplo
a jury is going to determine if nadal hassan gets the death sentence. ♪ theme >> that attack on the u.n. convoy coming as the obama administration said there is very little doubt that chemical weapons were used by the syrian government in an attack on their own people last week near damascus. it was the single deadliest event in the civil war. the entire world is watching the events in syria as the u.n. prepares to investigate the attack site. u.s. and european leaders are already saying it may be too little, too late. it is worried the evidence will be corrupt. officials from around the globe are meeting in jordan to discuss the crisis. although that meeting was set before last week's attack, officials say that syria is at the top of the their agenda. the very late evident, we return to david jackson, joining us from beirut. the u.s. is saying it is too little, too late. what are they saying in syria? >> well, that has been the outlook all around, no question about it. it's all about too late, too late. every nation that is gathered in jordan for the meeting of military leaders and w
of the ft. hood massacre, nadal hassan could get the death penalty. >>> and this is a live look at eden prairie, minnesota. the big story there tonight, the heat wave in that area. temperatures were forecast to approach a record 98 in the twin cities today with humidity making it feel like 100 to 110. that's pretty hot for those minnesotaens. that's a live look from outside the beltway from special report. we'll be right back. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for at insurance. geico, you're not made of money, see how much you could save. they're the days to take care of business.. when possibilities become reality. with centurylink as your trusted partner, our visionary cloud infrastructure and global broadband network free you to focus on what matters. with custom communications solutions and responsive, dedicated support, we constantly evolve to meet your needs. every day of the week. centurylink® your link to what's next. she was a picky eater. we now i'm her dietitian... ...anlast year, she wasn'tating so well. so i recommended boost complete nutritional drin
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